Agreements with Bedfordshire Police regarding unauthorised encampments

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Dear Bedford Borough Council,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, please provide me with a copy of any current memorandum of understanding or other written agreement between Bedford Borough Council and Bedfordshire Police on the subject of unauthorised encampments or Gypsy & Traveller communities.

Yours faithfully,

Tim Retout

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Dear Tim Retout

Request pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Request No. 14067

I refer to your recent enquiry for information held by the Council.

Under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, the authority must state whether or not the information exists and I confirm that we do hold the information you requested.

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Yours sincerely

Oliver Walton
Records Support Officer
Bedford Borough Council
Borough Hall
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